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How To Replace Change Headlight and Bulb 04-08 Ford F150

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How To Replace Change Headlight and Bulb 04-08 Ford F150

Created on: 2021-01-16

If you need to remove the headlight or change the headlight bulbs, our experts in this video will show you how

  1. step 1 :Removing the Headlight
    • Open the hood
    • Remove the Phillips head clip from the headlight cover
    • Pull back the headlight cover
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the headlight
    • Pull the headlight up and out
    • Disconnect the headlight wiring harnesses
  2. step 2 :Servicing the Headlight Bulbs
    • Twist the bulb sockets counterclockwise out of the headlight
    • Pull the bulbs off the sockets, if necessary
    • Push the bulbs onto the sockets, if necessary
    • Twist the bulb sockets into the light
  3. step 3 :Installing the Headlight
    • Connect the headlight wiring harness
    • Push the headlight into place using the locating pin
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the headlight
    • Push the headlight cover into place
    • Push the plastic clip into the headlight cover

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to service the bulbs as well as replace the entire headlight assemblies on this 2005 Ford F150. We show you on the driver side but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this are new headlights from 1AAuto.com, Phillips screwdriver, and a 10mm socket and ratchet.

Pull the latch to pop the hood. Then reach down underneath the grille and just push this lever towards the driver side and your hood will lift up. Twist out the center of this Phillips clip. Once you get it most of the way out, you can just lift that cover out of the way. Then remove this 10mm bolt, this 10mm bolt, and this one right here. We'll fast forward as Mike does that. Now lift up on the bottom of the headlight and then lift up on this tab and pull the headlight out. Push the tab on each of the harnesses to disconnect them.

To service the bulbs you just twist out the socket counterclockwise, pull the bulb out, push your new one in, and twist the socket back in clockwise. This one's the same procedure only the entire assembly is the bulb. You just twist it counterclockwise, take your new one, and twist it clockwise into place. Then this one down here is similar to the first one we showed you where you just twist it out, pull your bulb out, push your new one in, and twist it back into place.

On the left is the old headlight assembly. On the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Reconnect the harnesses to your new headlight. Push this lineup pin back into that hole. Just push back until it snaps into place. Then replace those three 10mm bolts and tighten them up. Remove the center of the clip. Then just tuck that cover back into place, push the clip back down and in, and then take the center and push that down in.

Just to show you the difference new headlights can make, here are the old headlights and here are the new ones. You can see it makes the truck look a lot younger and a lot newer. Again, here's the old and new.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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